For many who work in rock radio, Cleveland is like Mecca!
LADONA HARVEY is known in industry circles as the outspoken co-Host of San Diego's Morning News on market leader KOGO,
Her background includes DJ stints in a variety of formats, excelling in markets like Flagstaff, Phoenix and a number of radio stations in Southern California.
LaDona then moved into information, investing a decade as news anchor before making the transition to Talk show host and now, morning co-host on a market-leading News/Talk Station.
She shares some important ways in which she’s seeing how the role of on-air host is evolving, tips for earning a slot at a bigger station or market, and insights on how to move beyond ‘surviving’ the ‘thriving’ in the new media normal.
Show Notes and Bonus Content:
Cadillac Jack will be marking his 25th year with Atlanta’s KICKS 101.5 in March. He joined the station as evening host of “Crying, Loving or Leaving” when he was just 20 years-old. After years as afternoon host on KICKS, Cadillac Jack was cast as the anchor of morning drive in 2005. He’s co-hosted with a number of talented performers, including Dallas McCade who moved to middays with a promotion to KICKS Music Director, and now “Cadillac Jack with Ali Mac” are at the morning helm. Caddy (as he is called in casual circles), has dabbled in television – appearing as TV news report “Ted Philips” on ABC’s “Hope and Faith” and also won an Emmy Award for hosting ABC’s “The Road to the CMA Music Festival.”
In this episode, he shares the ONE piece of advice that has been most helpful to him along the way. He also offers some invaluable advice for people wishing to follow his lead into the major markets, including tips to being noticed by the right people!
For those coaching winning talent, he also shares some ‘do’s and don’t’s” for coaching strong shows and helping them be their best.
Complete Show Notes:
Our second season is starting as a year of ‘firsts”. Our first confab coverage (Morning Show Boot Camp), and this time, our first ‘dual guest’ episode.
Fred Jacobs is well known as one of radio’s leading visionaries. His JACOBS MEDIA created the Classic Rock format and with the initiation of the annual benchmark Jacobs Tech Surve, he’s been acclaimed as a pioneer in the connected car movement, and overseen the growth of their JACApps division.
Steven Goldstein is recognized as a thought leader in audio programming, marketing and management. His track record of success spans virtually every major radio format for some of the nation's top broadcasting companies. He was a co-founding partner in Saga Communications, serving as Executive Vice President and Group PD from 986 until 2015, when he founded AMPLIFI MEDIA.
Now these two have teamed up again for what could be a real game changer in bringing radio back into the home…with a new venture called Sonic AI. Their goal: teach YOU the ‘skills’ to make sure your station brand(s) join the new tech parade back INTO THE HOME!
If you plan on being in radio the next year or more, this is a MUST HEAR episode!